Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Retro Tuesday: Pickle Sickles and Mid-Century Joy

First off a quick reminder for those who haven't entered my super Spring GIVEAWAY! Click HERE to enter. You could win this....

And other goodies....

Now for Retro Tuesday!

Last Thrusday I stopped @ the Sally Ann and
I found this....

When I saw this lamp I definitely had a OMG, START THE CAR moment and a DON'T EVEN LOOK AT MY LAMP LADY!

 
I also brought home this beautiful piece of fabric. It's linen and it's never been used and it's all crisp. It is finished as a tablecloth.....Still on the fence about keeping it or listing it....

And this....

I simply can't resist those cookbooks! But I never make their recipes....I just look at the pics and laugh! 

Like this one...it's an informal teen record party. The sandwiches are tamale heroes....the tamales are from a can ( ? ) and you can serve them with pickle sickles (I bet Snooki would LOVE those).

And a full page on the Perfection Salad! A big mess of gelatin and canned sauerkraut!
 Save me some!

I picked up 3 of those posters for .99 cents. They're from 1961. I couldn't scan the entire thing so I cut the little girl and I kept the dad fixing the lawn chair...Much more interesting.
Check out the see-through house! You can bet I won't be watching tv in my pj's. And yes you can see the shape of my hands in the background. That poster had been rolled up for sooo long that I couldn't get it to stay put on the scanner! Maybe I'll frame one to go in my living room after it's painted!

Have a happy Retro Tuesday everyone! Keep on thrifting :)

Drop by for a visit @ Crazy Suburban Mom for more Retro Tuesday fun. 

7 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh phlooey -blogger just ate my great lamp comment.

sheeesh. I love that lamp and the shade is fabulous. Every once in a while Ill find a great lamp but never great shade. what a find

Zootsuitmama said...

What luck! I wanna live in that house so bad!

SusieQT said...

Great finds! Love the lamp and the cookbook. I collect those too, and thought I had all of them, but I've never seen that one- gelatin and sauerkraut, now that sounds yummy! LOL See, it pays to get your hands all yucky at the Sally Ann once in a while!

De tout, de rien said...

I love that poster, but I think I'll pass on that Perfection salad, yuk! My gosh, the culinary tastes back then were definitely on the dubious side, lol!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That lamp is definitely a start the car moment!! Love the old cookbooks for the fun photos also. Great finds! hugs, Linda

Bargain Hunting Treasure Seeker said...

Great lamp!!!

Keetha Broyles said...

Congratulations!